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There are No Guarantees

By joyce | Sep 17, 2015 | 4 Comments
Dream big dreams

Are you thinking of starting a gift basket business?  How about adding a new product line to your existing business? Or stepping out and starting something that is entirely new and different? Fear of failure is one of the biggest reasons that people don’t act on their ideas and dreams and why they put them … Read more

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Writing Product Descriptions that Sell

By joyce | Sep 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the biggest problems that companies with e-commerce sites has is writing descriptions that sell.  People go to your website, look at a photo and bland description and leave.  The description that you write is one of your best ways to sell. Here are some tips to think about the next time you are … Read more

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74 Years of Learning and Growing

By joyce | Sep 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

I shared this post on my personal blog, but since all of you don’t read that one, I thought I would also share it with you. Seventy four years ago today, my mother gave birth to me at the Pensacola Maternity Hospital.  A lot has happened along the way and I’ve learned many things, some … Read more

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Blog Posts — What do you write?

By joyce | Sep 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

  Are you having trouble trying to think of what to write on your blog? There are times when I’m in a rut and just can’t think of something that would interest my customers and that I haven’t written about before.  That is when I check this list to get my thought processes whirling.  You … Read more

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Strategies for Getting That Elusive Holiday Business

By joyce | Sep 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

Many of you are probably thinking:  “I have lots of time before 4th quarter hits and I need to think about promotions for the holiday season. Black Friday is a long ways off.” But if you wait until Black Friday, you’re too late. Now is the time when you should be developing your holiday marketing … Read more

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By joyce | Aug 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gift Basket Business Insider August 2015 Newsletter Why Did Your Customers Leave? A friend told me this morning that when she left a church that her family had been very active in for a number of years, no one in the church ever contacted her and asked why she left. This reminded me of a … Read more

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That Ball and Chain!

By joyce | Aug 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s probably not a single person reading this that doesn’t have a ball and chain of some sort when it comes to their life and their business. There’s SOMEthing you feel like weighs you down and makes it difficult for you to move forward.  For Tiffany Lambert, who wrote this post, it’s when something stressful … Read more

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Social Media to Grow Your Business

By joyce | Apr 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently American Express Open Forum had a post about Social Media which included some great quotes from Guy Kawasaki, a recognized leader in small business marketing.  Some of the quotes in the article probably came from Guy’s book “The Art of Social Media:  Power Tips for Power Users.” One of the things that Guy said … Read more

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Should you use Twitter to Grow Your Business?

By joyce | Apr 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

You’re familiar with Facebook.  Perhaps you use LinkedIn.  But have you ever wondered whether using Twitter is worthwhile for your business? Here is a post that gives you all the details — including a case study.  It talks about why you should use it and how to use it effectively.  Check it out here.

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Feeling Overwhelmed?

By joyce | Apr 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

I spend a lot of the day at the computer.  Between processing and shipping orders, I work on the magazine, comment on the forum and facebook groups, and write articles for other niches that I am involved in.  I’m even working on a series of ebooks and a new novel. Although I have a desktop … Read more

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